15 days in South Korea & Japan Itinerary

15 days in South Korea & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
2
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
3
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
5
Kanazawa, Japan
— 1 night
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip maker site.

Brisbane, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in April, with highs in Seoul at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

1
night
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thenexamine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Seoul in April since evenings lows in Hiroshima dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): walk around Shukugawa Park and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, thentake a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planning site.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shukugawa Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

3
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Kyoto visit planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 27th (Tue), make a trip to Omicho Market, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, thensee the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa vacation planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kyoto in April since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nomura Family Samurai House ©
Nomura Family Samurai House
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, walk around Ueno Park, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online travel planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Kanazawa in April, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
owlcafe akibafukurou ©
owlcafe akibafukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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